Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for women’s health isn’t just about getting pregnant. At Balanced Life Health Care in Ferntree Gully, we use Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for a wide range of women’s health issues, most commonly being;
- Amenorrhea; absent or long cycles
- IVF support
- Low ovarian reserve or low AMH
- Menopause; hot flushes, vaginal dryness, mood changes and more frequent or heavy periods
- Irregular, painful, short, long or heavy periods
- PMS, mood swings or menstrual related symptoms such as headache or acne
- Hormonal imbalance; PCOS, PCO, and oestrogen dominance
- Pregnancy related conditions
- Other; Cystitis and thrush
Acupuncture promotes proper hormonal balance and regulates the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian axis by stimulating blood flow to the reproductive organs. It also relaxes the body and reduces stress levels as elevated stress can prohibit menstruation by blocking blood flow to the reproductive organs, blocking progesterone production and causing an imbalance in hormonal production.
Chinese Herbs are highly individualised and help build the uterine lining and adjust the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian axis. This rebalance helps regulate and improve the body’s natural hormonal production which in turn aids in proper menstruation.
Many studies of Acupuncture and its effect on women’s health show positive results;
- Ovulatory disfunction; Although a small study of 34 patients Acupuncture showed a total effective rate of Acupuncture stimulating ovulation as 82.35% (1). The results suggested that Acupuncture may adjust endocrine function of the generative and physiologic axis of women, thus stimulating ovulation.
- Pain levels; A German study of 201 women showed a 33% reduction in period pain in the patients receiving Acupuncture treatments (2).
- A Cochrane analysis and review found a trial showing Acupuncture to be significantly more effective for pain relief than placebo Acupuncture and two no-treatment control groups. Given weekly for three menstrual cycles, Acupuncture reduced analgesic medication by 41%.